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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bloomberg Fires Back At FED

From ZeroHedge:
It appears 'It Is On' as Bloomberg offers its well-reasoned and eloquent response to Mr. Bernanke's 'egregious errors' note to Congress. Without naming names, Bernanke makes a number of points regarding the reporting of the secret bailout terms and profiteering, which we discussed here, and now Bloomberg comes 'Over-The-Top' Stallone-style with a much more fine-toothed refutation of Bernanke's refutation of their reporting. "Bloomberg stands by its reporting" here.
and Bloomberg's response can be found here, but for a taster, here is Bloomberg's slap in the face of Bernanke's claim that all programs were public:
Bloomberg’s Nov. 28 story about Fed lending reported that the central bank published regular reports on the scope of borrowings from the discount window and other emergency or temporary programs. The loans were described as “secret” because the amounts, names of borrowers, dates and, often, interest rates weren’t disclosed. The stories reported that the Fed’s rationale for keeping the loans secret was to prevent bank runs.